On December 2, 1978 — The Sporting News announces the Gold Glove winners. Shortstop Mark Belanger wins for the eighth and final time, while  St Louis Cardinal first baseman Keith Hernandez and catcher Bob Boone are each honored for the first time.

Hernandez will win 11 straight Gold Glove Awards (a MLB record at first base). Boone will win a total of 7 Gold Gloves including at age 38 a run of 4 straight from 1986-1989,  

 

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